Are there things you do not fund?
Yes, there are - please see here
Do you provide housing?
Not as part of our charitable work. The Foundation owns flats, houses and garages which it lets. We are not a housing charity or a social landlord and these properties form part of the Foundation's income-generating assets. We let them at market rents. See our property to let page.
Can I help with your work?
Yes, most importantly by letting those who may meet our criteria know of our grants. We also value the help we occasionally get from volunteers. There are some specific skills we are looking for. Volunteers often give their help and expertise for a short period. More. It is also possible to give money to support our work. We really appreciate all offers of help from those interested in our work.
Do you operate beyond Lambeth?
No, we have a specific, legally defined, 'area of benefit'. We do fund organisations and schools outside Lambeth but only for the work they undertake with Lambeth residents meeting our criteria.
Do you fund research?
Sometimes but rarely. See here
How do you measure the impact of your grantmaking?
We describe our approach to this here
How is the Foundation run?
A board of Governors is responsible for the overall direction, work and effectiveness of the Foundation. The Director manages all operational aspects of the Foundation's work. Our staff team also includes our Finance Manager, Grants Manager, Grants Officers and and a Grants Administrator and an Estate Administrator. More on governance.
Are you open to radical/untested/unusual proposals?
We are. But expect us to be realistic and rigorous - and they must relate to our charitable purposes and priorities.
I am interested in your work - can I find out more?
Yes. Explore our website and perhaps look at our latest Annual Report and Accounts (long, rather formal) or the Annual Review. Where work levels allow, we'll be glad to arrange for you to visit and talk with us. We are also glad to consider invitations to talk to Lambeth groups and schools. Please get in touch.